1. I have a topic that will have everyone flaming each other in short order.


    I'm a few weeks into my first nursing job. I've spent much of it (as everyone does) on my feet and those dogs are howling! My old shoes from nursing schools are kind of broken down. I wear support socks, and those help some, but I think new shoes are in order.

    What brands do you like?
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  3. by   canesdukegirl
    I don't think that your choice of topic will elicit a 'flaming war', but it brought a smile to my face

    I have always worn Danskos. I wear them to work, I wear them to garden and even wore them during a soccer game! They are the only brand of shoe that I buy, and I have about 10 different pairs-sandals, clogs and boots. My feet have never hurt after wearing them.

    I need arch support, so that's why they fit me best.
  4. by   Flare
    I second the Danskos - but i will add this - the break in period for me on danskos is rough - but once you get through it, then you won't want any other shoes on your feet. Lord, i can't remember the last time i actually tied my shoes because i spend so much time in my clogs!
  5. by   Damask
    Thank you, both! I am looking at them right now and I like that I can get a smooth, simple shoe. I like to be able to at least wipe my shoes off with clorox wipes, and I can see the Dankos doesn't have many places for bacteria to hide.

    I also like arch support. maybe an extra layer of socks during the breaking in?
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    moved to the uniform/scrubs and gear forum
  7. by   Damask
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    moved to the uniform/scrubs and gear forum
    Thanks! I missed that forum.
  8. by   jodiw4572
    heard about a new brand coming out by the end of the year:

    in honor of nurse appreciation week, i stumbled across these...too funny!

    you may be a nurse if:

    you believe tylenol, advil, or excedrin provides a large part of your daily calorie intake requirements.
    you believe every waiting room should have a valium salt lick.
    you believe the problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
    you believe the pain will go away when it stops hurting.
    you don't get excited about blood loss unless it's your own.
    anything that can go wrong, will go wrong and if nothing has gone wrong, you obviously don't understand the situation.
    you've ever had a patient with a nose ring, a brow ring and twelve earrings say, "i'm afraid of shots."